William should have the last word…

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“O Lord that lends me life,

Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.”

William Shakespeare

A Morning Thought

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Memo to self:  Wake up thankful.

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” 
Marcus Aurelius

Bagpipers are not silent!

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Say thank you often, regularly, exuberantly, jubilantly, generously, and with arms wide open!

If in doubt, follow bagpipers – they make a joyful noise!

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” G.B. Stern

A Blessing

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For that which we are about to eat, may we be truly thankful.

Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C.

“Some hae meat and canna eat, –

And some wad eat that want it;

But we hae meat, and we can eat,

Sae let the Lord be thankit.”

Robert Burns

Plenty

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We can all be rich in thankfulness.  Even better, we can build reserves and share with our riches with others.

“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Happy Thanksgiving

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“A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.”  Canadian Parliament proclamation, Thursday, January 31, 1957

I was once told that practice makes perfect; in my experience, I found that it also makes permanent.  A thankful spirit comes from practicing gratitude on a regular basis.  This week will be dedicated to thanking our family, friends, community and fellow creatures that walk with us in the world.

Vancouver Gastown Steam Clock

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?” William A. Ward